Application of narrow width flexographic printing

2022-08-11
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Application of label narrow flexographic printing process

first of all, in terms of prepress processing, many orders designed by customers are mainly in the form of offset printing or gravure printing. If this kind of manuscript is completed by flexographic printing, many quality problems will often appear in the sample, such as the color is not in place, the level is not obvious, hard edges, etc. Therefore, in order to solve such problems, it is very necessary to communicate with customers in time

secondly, we must hope to be helpful to you in the selection of flexographic plates. Printing enterprises need to cooperate with many well-known plate making companies to fully discuss the use of plates, the production of line plates, the transition of levels, the increase compensation of points, the expansion rate of printing plates and other issues, summarize and sort out these data, and formulate standards to provide reference for daily production. Such data-based management is not only conducive to production, but also can control quality parameters, avoid human interference, and reduce production failures

thirdly, due to the particularity of label printing, narrow width flexographic printing equipment has outstanding characteristics compared with embossing and other types of flexographic printing equipment. Narrow width flexographic printing equipment is not only simple to operate, but also has high printing quality and operation efficiency, and the combination is increased by 4 times and 3.5 times respectively; The production and sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles increased by 1.9 times, which means that they can make more kinds of products and have more competitive strength

good equipment also needs correct operation and reasonable maintenance to make it play its maximum role. In the use of narrow amplitude equipment, the biggest obstacle encountered is not technical problems, but technological problems

1. Ink does not dry and is easy to fall off

for the problem of poor drying of ink, the solution is to use 9kw UV drying device, which is easier and faster to dry than 2kW lamp. If the ink is easy to fall off, it should be analyzed with the ink supplier and raw material supplier. If the ink adhesion is poor, additives can be added. If the surface adsorption performance of the substrate is poor, corona treatment is required

2. Static electricity

the problem of static electricity is often encountered in production, especially when printing labels, it is necessary to install a complete set of electrostatic removal devices on the equipment, and strictly control the temperature and humidity of the workshop. Especially when printing in mold labels and film label products, the printing effect of removing static electricity and dust is better

3. Poor ink scraping effect

in the process of flexographic printing, the scraper and the embossing roller are synchronously driven, which is easy to appear knife threads, that is, there are traces of ink pulling out on the printed label. On the ground, the color of some places is lighter than the surrounding color. At this time, the scraper should be adjusted to the best angle. In the selection of scraper, the blade of imported scraper is mostly carbon burned, and the scraping effect is better. The reason for the ink marks may be that the ink itself is easy to produce bubbles and form marks on the roller. At this time, some additives need to be added appropriately

4. Ink bar

there are ink bars on the label, which are often the gears and teeth on the printing plate cylinder and the embossing cylinder are not round, or there are indentations on the printing plate, and some adopt ordinary belts. At this time, the gear of the printing plate cylinder needs to be replaced

5. The number of lines added

from the point of view of the number of lines added in printing, the maximum number of lines in offset printing and gravure printing is higher than that in flexographic printing. The ideal number of lines added in flexographic printing is about 150 lines/inch. If it exceeds 175 lines/inch, it will increase the difficulty of plate making and printing of flexographic. Especially when the field and line are on the same plate, the amount of ink in the field part is large, which is easy to cause problems such as ink blocking of the embossing roller, and it will also shorten the service life of the printing plate. Fixture 1 straight has not been well solved. In addition, in online processing, flexographic printing is completely different from offset printing and gravure printing. The points of offset printing and gravure printing can gradually change to zero, while flexographic printing can only achieve a minimum of 2%

The development of label market provides a stage for the development of flexographic printing technology. The improvement of flexographic printing quality, the reduction of cost and the increase of process flexibility promote the development of flexographic printing market. With the development of UV technology, the enhancement of environmental protection awareness and the shortening of equipment maintenance time, users' acceptance of UV flexography technology is gradually improving. At the same time, users also pay more and more attention to the combination of various printing processes to meet the diversified needs of the label market, which leads to and promotes the emergence and development of narrow width rotary printing process

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